Thursday, August 27, 2009

Workshop - The Business of Audio-Visual Preservation

You're invited! A one-day A/V Preservation workshop sponsored by the Society of California Archivists' Education Committee

° Thursday, October 15, 2009 ° 9:00 am to 3:00 pm °

The Autry National Center of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

° The Business of Audio-Visual Preservation °

With the increasing costs and options available for the preservation and digitization of audio-visual materials, it is becoming quite a challenge to know how to proceed.

This workshop will help archivists, librarians, and individuals explore the different options for preserving and digitizing their films, videos, and audio recordings. Attendees will also learn how to develop audio-visual preservation strategies and ways to seek funding for audio-visual media preservation and digitalization projects.

This workshop is designed for archivists, librarians, collection managers, and individuals that are involved with the preservation of audio-visual materials.

Topics that will be covered:

* Working with a Media Preservation Consultant
* Audio restoration and how best to work with service providers
* Digitizing motion picture footage
* Video to digital conversion
* Strategies for monetizing your film collections
* Tax benefits for donors giving to media preservation projects
* Developing grants for media collections and preservation projects

° Presenters °

Cornelia Emerson - Consultant; Former Development Officer, UCLA Film & Television Archive
Kevin Mullican-Chief Technology Officer, IO Film, LLC
Bob Sky-President and Founder, Novastar Digital Sound Services
Lance Watsky-A-V Media Preservation Consultant; Program Coordinator, UCLA's Moving Image Archive Studies
David Wedeen - Controller, Pacific Title Archives

° Registration °

SCA Member - $25; Non-SCA Member - $50; Student (with copy of ID) - $15.

The Business of A/V Preservation - Scholarship Available! See reverse for information

To register: Please fill out and clip the form below to mail the form, along with your check, to:

Erica Bennett/Fullerton College/321 East Chapman Ave. / Fulerton, CA 92832

This form and a check (made out to Society of California Archivists) must be received by October 9, 2009.

° Scholarship Available °

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds for registration and travel to SCA workshops. The award provides up to $200 per workshop; applicants must cover expenses in excess of the award. All SCA members in good-standing whose employers do not financially assist them with continuing education expenses may apply. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to: Liz Konzak, by September 25, 2009.

Visit the SCA Scholarship page for the form and more information:

° Notes °

Attendance is limited to the first 20 valid registrants. Registrants after the first 20 will be placed on a waiting list. If/as openings occur those on the waiting list will be notified. If you register but have to cancel, please notify Randolph Boyd by October 9, 2009; refunds will not be available after that date. Receipts available upon request. Questions? Randolph Boyd,

° Eats! °

Coffee, tea, juice & breakfast snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own. There is a café in the same building as the classroom as well as indoor and outdoor patios, if you bring your lunch.

° Directions °

The Autry National Center of the American West is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles CA 90027. It is across the street from the Los Angeles Zoo. For further directions and parking information see